Bingley Grammar School

Fun at the Fair Concert

The Music Department's ' Fun at the Fair’ concert took place on Wednesday (9th March) evening. There was lots of musical entertainment from our varied music groups within school.

Well done and thank you to all our talented musicians and singers as well as our staff, who dedicate many hours to practice and group rehearsals.

The concert began with our Orchestra playing a lively selection from the musical West Side Story, followed by our Hairspray cast led by Alyssa Keene singing a moving rendition of ‘I know where I’ve been’.

Our flute group ‘Flutissimo’ performed a harmonious ‘Dance of the Reed Pipes’ and ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ by Tchaikovsky, which led into our String Esemble playing a selection of traditional American Folk songs.

Next Yr 12 student Megan Broadley played a beautiful flute solo of Sonatina 3rd movement by Hindemith.

The Swing band played a fantastic rendition of Tequilla by D.Floris which involved audience participation shouting ‘tequilla’ throughout the performance led by Jamie Wilkinson in Yr 11.

And to round of the first half the electric guitar ensemble performed ‘Carry on my Wayward Son’ arranged by guitar tutor Mr Marks.

After much fun and laughter during the interval, the audience were seated and the first of our ‘Music for Youth’ groups Saxophonics took to the stage. The student led group performed ‘Mos Eisley Cantina’ by J.Williams adding in their fun signature dance moves to the piece.

Next up was the rock band Sami Joe (runners up in this year’s Bingley’s Got Talent competition). The Yr 8 three piece performed a fantastic rendition of Green Day’s ‘Holiday’

The audience were then treated to a beautiful piece composed by Yr 13 student Pippa Booth which was played by our string ensemble accompanied by Pippa on piano.

The second flute solo of the evening was performed by Emily Brear playing ‘Sicilienne’ by Faure which was superb. This was followed by our second rock band of the evening, made up of some of our A Level music students, playing ‘Cranial Contraption’ by C.Griffiths.

Our Clarinet Ensemble played a lively ‘Irish Washerwoman’ arranged by Yr 11 student Beatrice Overend and the evening was rounded off by a flawless high energy performance by Drumline (also entered into the ‘Music for Youth’ competition) who played ‘The Best of Drumline’ by M.Lewalski.

Well done and thank you to all our talented musicians and singers as well as our staff, who dedicate many hours to practice and group rehearsals.

The evening was hosted by two Yr 11 students; Jamie Wilkinson and Beatrice Overend, who presented themselves and introduced the groups so well – thank you and well done.

The evening was complimented by lots of fairground stalls and games which the audience enjoyed before and after the performance and during the interval. The stalls were run by Yr 10 students as part of their Duke of Edinburgh qualification, plus support for CPA which we thank them massively for. The money raised from the stalls will be used by the Music department.

Thank you to all those who made the evening possible especially Mrs Marks for her organisation of the whole evening and Mrs Parker (our Office Manager) and her team for their creative skills in setting up the hall!

These evenings are open to all families at the school and tickets are free to our regular music events unless otherwise stated.

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